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Long-Term Assets (or Noncurrent Assets)
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What are Long-term Assets (Noncurrent Assets)?

Long-term assets, also known as noncurrent assets, are significant for the construction industry because they represent valuable resources that companies expect to benefit from over a future period exceeding one year. In the context of the construction sector, long-term assets can be physical properties like buildings, land, heavy machinery, and equipment used for construction work. They also involve intangible assets such as patents, trademarks, or contracts that provide long-term value. These assets play a vital role in the industry as they are not intended for immediate sale but are used over time to generate income. Depreciation or amortization is applied to such assets reflecting their usage and wear and tear over time. The accurate recording and appreciation of these assets can significantly impact the financial analysis and planning within the construction industry.